Photo: One of the world’s strongest “human tow trucks,” Vladivostok resident Ivan Savkin managed to pull a 288-ton electric train a total distance of 1.1 metres in Primorsky Krai’s village of Smolyaninovo, thus setting the new world record for the Heaviest train pulled.
The Guinness World Records world record for the Heaviest train pulled with beard was set by Ismael Rivas Falcon (Spain), who pulled with his beard a train weighing 2,753.1 kg (6,069 lb) over a distance of 10 m (32.8 ft) at the studios of El Show de los Récords, Madrid, Spain on 15 November 2001.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the heaviest vehicle pulled by nipples for 20 m (65.62 ft); it is 988.5 kg (2179.27 lbs) and was achieved by Sage Werbock aka The Great Nippulini (USA) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy on 25 March 2011.
Savkin previously moved other vehicles, such as a 365-ton train, but said that the tank, which is treaded rather than on a railway, was his biggest challenge yet.
Savkin’s previous records have included pulling a 1,150-ton ferry as well as trucks and other heavy equipment.
Savkin previously told Russian lifestyle site Peoples.ru that he grew up a frail child, weighing only 57 kilograms (125 pounds) despite being 192 centimeters tall (6 feet 4 inches).
Savkin then began exercising, taking on weightlifting, but it was powerlifting that changed his life.